- Donates N500m to help Igbos combat the virus
The Supreme Leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has announced that he will be suspending his long battle with the Nigerian government so as to contribute his quota in combating the dreaded COVID- 19.
In a radio broadcast Friday night, Kanu stated that the group “will be sheathing their swords for the sake of suffering Biafrans. He pledged to make available the sum of N500 million so as to help the Igbo people to win the war against coronavirus by equipping some hospitals in strategic places in the South East. According to him,
“We never knew that the virus is coming, we have commitments all over the world, we are committing initial N50 million to make sure we educate and prepare our people for what is to come. We will establish one hospital in every state of Biafra including Edo State. We are going to open food store for the people. If you are to confine the people at home, you must make sure they don’t die of hunger. We are even going to feed those who are not IPOB members. This is what advanced countries are doing for their people.
Kanu had on Thursday taken to his social media handle to report that he had submitting a petition bordering on human right abuses and terrorism to the United Nations.